Federal Register: November 9, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 217)
DOCID: FR Doc E6-19030
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice of public comment period extension and additional public meeting.
Extension of Public Comment Period and Additional Public Meeting for the Supplemental Yucca Mountain Rail Corridor and Rail Alignment Environmental Impact Statement
DATES: The additional public meeting in Reno, Nevada will be held on November 27, 2006, from 4 to 7 p.m. The address for this and all other public scoping meetings are provided below under Public Scoping Meetings. The public comment period is extended through December 12, 2006. Comments received after this date will be considered to the extent practicable.
On October 13, 2006, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published an Amended Notice of Intent (71 FR 60484) to expand the scope of the ongoing ``Environmental Impact Statement for the Alignment, Construction and Operation of a Rail Line to a Geologic Repository at Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada'' (entitled the Supplemental Yucca Mountain Rail Corridor and Rail Alignment EIS) (DOE/EIS0250FS2 and EIS0369), and announced a 45day public comment period ending on November 27, 2006. Based on input from the public, DOE is now announcing an additional public meeting in Reno, Nevada. The public comment period also is being extended through December 12, 2006. Additionally, DOE has posted graphical representations of the rail routes at the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Web site http://www.ocrwm.doe.gov under the caption, What's New.
Environmental statements; notice of intent; Yucca Mountain, NV; geologic repository; Caliente rail line; alignment, construction, and operation,
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
For general information regarding the DOE NEPA process contact: Ms. Carol M. Borgstrom, Director, Office of NEPA Policy and Compliance, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20585, Telephone 2025864600, or leave a message at 18004722756.
Public Scoping Meetings
DOE has scheduled public scoping meetings on the Supplemental Yucca Mountain Rail Corridor and Rail
Alignment EIS. In order to facilitate input from the public, comments will also be accepted on the Supplement to the Final Environmental Impact Statement for a Geologic Repository for the Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and HighLevel Radioactive Waste at Yucca Mountain, Nye County, NV at these meetings. DOE will have representatives responsible for preparation of both EISs at each of the following meetings to accept comments on either document:
The Notice of Intent published on October 13, 2006 (71 FR 60484) provided an incorrect phone number for the Pahrump Yucca Mountain Information Center. The correct phone number is (775) 7515817.
Issued in Washington, DC, November 3, 2006.
David R. Hill,
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